Red List of South African Species

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Rare

Rationale

This is a range-restricted endemic species from the Western Cape Province, South Africa (EOO 144 km<sup>2</sup>). There are no significant threats to the species. It is a habitat specialist because it seems to prefer west-facing slopes at the base of cliffs. The taxon thus qualifies globally under the IUCN criteria as Least Concern and is nationally classified as Rare (Restricted Range and Habitat Specialist).

Distribution

Endemic to the Western Cape Province in South Africa, from Du Toit’s Kloof Pass near Paarl and Boschkloof near Worcester in the west to Greyton (Riviersonderend Mountains) in the east.

Population trend

Trend

There are four subpopulations. Two of these are close to each other and may be affected simultaneously by a particular threat. The other localities are well separated from each other.

Threats

Inappropriate fire regimes and encroachment of alien invasive plants may be future threats. At this stage these are not significant threats and currently there are no known threats.

Conservation

The areas where the main subpopulations occur fall under the control of CapeNature. Adequate management of fire and alien vegetation is required.

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